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Friday December 21, 2012

Friday December 21, 2012

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Minnesota Duluth (D-II): Offensive coordinator Curt Wiese has been named head coach. 

Texas Tech: Sources tell us it isn't official at this time; but to look for Houston offensive line coach Lee Hayes to become the new offensive line coach at Tech. 

Davidson (FCS - NC): Sources tell us that the prior staff has all been released with the exception of Brett Hayford. 

Western Kentucky: Sources tell us Hampton (FCS - VA) receivers coach Lamar Thomas has accepted the same position at Western Kentucky. 

Wisconsin: Running backs coach Thomas Hammock will stay on at Wisconsin according to Adam Mertz

LA Tech: We have learned that Skip Holtz has hired Tim Rattay. Position to be determined. Rattay, who set multiple records as a quarterback at Tech, went on to spend a number of years with the 49ers and other NFL teams. Fans in Ruston will love this hire! Update> Skip Holtz has now confirmed the hire via Twitter. 

Georgetown College (NAIA - KY): Eddie Eviston, head coach at Newport Central Catholic High (KY), will become offensive coordinator at Georgetown according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. 

Kentucky: Chad Scott will earn $200,000 / year (contract through June 2015). Jimmy Brumbaugh will make $175,000 / year (June 2014). 

A number of football operations updates on DFO Scoop

Marian (NAIA - IN): Quarterbacks coach Bryan Hamrock has been named interim head coach. 

Santa Rosa (JC - CA): Head coach Keith Simons has stepped down. Former defensive coordinator Lenny Wagner will take over as head coach. 

Grossmont College (JC - CA): Sources tell us defensive coordinator Garrett Robinson will not return. 

Wisconsin: Gary Andersen confirmed this morning that Dave Aranda will serve as defensive coordinator at Wisconsin. Mike Lucas reports that Andersen said current defensive backs coach Ben Strickland will be retained in a capacity to be determined. 

BYU: Assistant head coach / tight ends coach Lance Reynolds is retiring after 31 seasons with the program.

Minnesota State-Mankato: Local TV stations are reporting that former head coach Todd Hoffner will be reassigned at the university and will no longer coach.

Missouri: Josh Henson will make $500,000 with his promotion to offensive coordinator (up from $221k he made this season). Henson's is a two year agreement. Dave Matter reports that defensive coordinator Dave Steckel's compensation will rise from about $350,000 to approximately $550,000. Andy Hill, who recently was promoted to associate head coach / quarterbacks will now earn just over $300,000. 

Davidson: Paul Nichols was officially introduced to the team as the program's new head coach during a meeting this morning. Although we're told nothing is final, sources tell us that former Denver Broncos asssistant Phil Armatas could wind up with a prominent role on the offensive staff.

Illinois: Sources tell us that St. Joseph's College running backs coach Nubis Padhye has accepted a recruiting position at Illinois. 

NC State: Northern Illinois running backs / special teams coordinator Mike Uremovich has been named offensive line coach at NC State. 

Campbell (FCS - NC): Head coach Mike Minter has announced his coaching staff. His staff will be composed of; Landon Mariani (offensive coordinator / quarterbacks), Craig Cox (defensive coordinator), Kevin Thompson (offensive line), Adam Morris (WR's), D.J. Summers (RB's), Damien Adams (DL), Bryant Foster (DB's), Jonathan Hodges (LB's).

A quick look at some un/underemployed coaches recommended by their peers

Clemson: We have learned that NC State defensive backs coach Mike Reed will join Clemson's staff as defensive backs coach. 

Arizona: In connection with Charlie Ragle's promotion to tight ends coach, Billy Kirelawich (son of defensive line coach Bill Kirelawich) has been promoted to assistant director of operations.

Point University (NAIA - GA): Point University in West Point, GA is seeking applicants for assistant football coaches. These are stipend positions and include shared housing, in college owned apartments, with other stipend coaches. No graduate school or fringe benefits are offered. Each coach will be responsible for coaching his own position and recruiting area in addition to assisting in other areas of the program such as equipment, video breakdown (Hudl), academic monitoring, strength and conditioning, etc. Visit to learn more about the university and send resumes to Face to face interviews to be conducted in Nashville at AFCA convention. Starting date for assignment is upon hire. No phone calls please. 

Former Bucknell, Penn and Williams College head coach Bob Odell passed away earlier this week. Please keep his family in your thoughts.